At a time when revenue from its work horse—a casino that opened in late 2006—remains unpredictable, French Lick Resort is rolling the dice on a new strategy: one built on pursuing group sales to increase bookings at the resort and build exposure that will bring guests back for leisure visits. It’s already paying dividends.
Ratio Architects is designing the project for Hilton as part of a redevelopment of One Jackson Place, a 93-year-old former hotel near Union Station.
City officials could create a committee to examine the impact of online lodging services. Carmel has come out against them, and state legislators are weighing a bill prohibiting cities from banning them.
Visitors to Indianapolis continue to boost the region’s economy with new levels of spending, according to a study unveiled Tuesday at Visit Indy’s annual meeting at the Indiana Convention Center.
Called Tapestry, the brand is designed to jump on the bandwagon for individualized and upscale hotels with distinctive local features.
The 2018 ECHL All-Star Classic and Skills Competition is scheduled for Jan. 15 at Indiana Farmers Coliseum and will be hosted by the Indy Fuel.
The firm has purchased One Jackson Square and is in discussions to brand it a Canopy by Hilton. The fate of first-floor restaurant tenant Ike & Jonesy’s has yet to be determined.
A New Orleans company wants to build a 15-story hotel and a seven-level parking garage on downtown property where two previous attempts from other developers have failed.
Bjorn Hanson, of New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, expressed doubt at the home-furnishing retailer’s plan to open at least five hotels, including one in Indianapolis.
Several of the best-known names in travel are now united in one hotel company after the $13 billion acquisition.
The closure of a handful of hotels across the city has essentially wiped out the gains made when the JW Marriott opened with its 1,005 rooms. Now Visit Indy and the city’s Capital Improvement Board are studying whether the city needs more rooms and more convention center space.
Hotel officials say Merrillville's Star Plaza Theatre and its adjacent Radisson Hotel will be demolished next year to make room for a new hotel.
While the new law applies to all employers, it could hit the hospitality sector harder than most. The hotel industry is one that relies heavily on modestly paid middle managers, who are exempt from overtime, to pick up the slack—and extra hours—when called upon.